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Love and Loss in Hollywood : Florence Deshon, Max Eastman, and Charlie Chaplin / edited by Cooper Graham and Christoph Irmscher

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Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2020]
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Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2022
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Special publications of the Lilly Library
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"In 1919, Florence Deshon-tall, radical, and charismatic-was well on her way to becoming one of Hollywood's brightest stars. Embroiled in a clandestine affair with Charlie Chaplin, she continued to remain romantically involved with the well-known writer and socialist Max Eastman. By 1922, she was found dead in a New York apartment, rumored to have committed suicide. Love and Loss in Hollywood: Florence Deshon, Max Eastman, and Charlie Chaplin uses previously unpublished letters between Deshon and Eastman to reconstruct their relationship against the backdrop of the "golden age" of Hollywood. Deshon's tragic life and her abuse at the hands of powerful men-including Chaplin, Eastman, and Samuel Goldwyn-resonate with the concerns of today's MeToo movement. Above all, though, this is a book about an extraordinary woman unjustly forgotten: a brilliant writer and campaigner for women's rights, driven both by her ambition to succeed and a boundless desire for life. Rich in tantalizing detail, Love and Loss in Hollywood chronicles crucial years of American film history, overshadowed by the pervasive fear of Bolshevism after World War I, the Red Riots, and the emergence of the big studios in Hollywood. This beautiful edition features dozens of unpublished photographs, among them six mesmerizing full-length portraits of Deshon by Adolph de Meyer, Vogue's first fashion photographer"-- Provided by publisher.
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Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 (OCoLC)fst00008047
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 (OCoLC)fst00045131
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 -- Relations with women.
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 -- Correspondence.
Deshon, Florence, 1893-1922 -- Correspondence.
Relations with women (OCoLC)fst01354410
Motion picture producers and directors (OCoLC)fst01027225
Motion picture actors and actresses (OCoLC)fst01027096
Editors (OCoLC)fst00902475
Authors, American (OCoLC)fst00821764
Actors (OCoLC)fst00796296
ART / Film & Video
Editors -- United States -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
United States (OCoLC)fst01204155
Personal correspondence.
Personal correspondence (OCoLC)fst01919948
Biographies (OCoLC)fst01919896
Electronic books.
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Irmscher, Christoph, editor.
Graham, Cooper C., 1938- editor.
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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